2 STUDENTS OF FGC OKPOSI KILLED, POLICE ARREST SOME SUSPECTS

policePolice in Ebonyi State have recovered the corpses of two students of Federal Government College Okposi in Ohozara Local government area who were abducted and murdered by unknown persons.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the State, Mr George Okafor stated this in an interview with newsmen at the Command’s Headquarters in Abakaliki.

The two students, Tochukwu Ene and Chukwuemeka Ugwu who were fifteen years old were said to have rounded off their Junior Secondary School Examination at the College and were preparing to travel home.

On the twelfth of this month, they left their dormitory to have hair cut at Okposi Court Area in company of other students.

It was while they were returning to their school that their assailants abducted them while other students scaled the perimeter fencing of the college and ran to their dormitory.

The Police Public Relations officer Mr Okafor explained that immediately the incident was reported, the command swung into action.

According to him, the Commissioner for Police Peace Ibekwe Abdallah led other top Policemen to interface with the community Leaders and Youths on the possibilities of rescuing the boys.

Mr Okafor explained that it was during the discussion that the youths told the Police that two bodies were discovered floating on Ata River in the community.

He said the parents of the victims were able to identify them with their school uniforms and their belts as parts of their bodies had started decomposing

Mr Okafor said some persons had been arrested in connection with the crime and assured the parents of the victims that the Command would leave no stone unturned to unravel the circumstances surrounding their murder.

In a telephone interview, the father of one of the victims, Mr Bath Ene alleged that the two boys were killed as a result of a misunderstanding between the College and the Community.

When contacted, the Caretaker Chairman of Ohozara Local Government Area who is also a native of Okposi, Mr Justice Ogbonna described the allegation as unfounded and urged the parents of the victims to wait for the outcome of Police investigation into the matter.

Radio Nigeria gathered that the remains of the victims had been deposited in a morgue in Okposi for Police autopsy and possible burial.

 

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